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Author Topic: Medieval British Soldiers Database Online (1369-1453)  (Read 2458 times)
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« on: 21 July 2009, 16:25:13 »
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Great stuff, poked around it a bit today, after having been alerted to the fact by this article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8160081.stm

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The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers - including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt - have gone online.

The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted.

The full profiles of soldiers from 1369 to 1453 will allow researchers to piece together details of their lives.

Thomas, Lord Despenser is the youngest soldier on the database, whose career began when he was aged just 12 in 1385.

Elsewhere, the career of Thomas Gloucestre, who fought at Agincourt, can be traced over 43 years and includes campaigns in Prussia and Jerusalem. -snip-



The link to the project: http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/dis.php


And that is what it looks like, e.g. looking for the name "Saundre"



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« Reply #1 on: 21 July 2009, 16:38:14 »
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talking 'bout an impressive project!
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« Reply #2 on: 26 August 2009, 06:28:44 »
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Agincourt was a very curious battle where french had  several bad actions which made them loose the best they had.

Sometimes all merits are given to English archers, but if you watch a documentary about that battle from the serie Battlefield detectives it makes you think farther.

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